The Grotiusgebouw is a university building in the Netherlands that was recently expanded on by Benthem Crouwel architecture firm. The addition makes the most of high glass windows, as well as the potential for digging further into the ground instead of moving further up.
The base part of the building is as such dug into the ground instead of placed above the earth. For those learning inside the building they will have no worries as to whether or not natural light will be shining through. The number of windows around the full circumference of the building indicates that as long as the sun is shining, the lights will not need to be on inside.
For anyone studying at this university, they are sure to be pleased with these new facilities.
Photo Credits: designboom, benthemcrouwel
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